A man in Alabama who police say killed his mother with a sword and left his bedridden uncle in critical condition on Sunday was arrested after a car chase shortly after the incident, reports say.
Damien Winslow Washam, 23, is accused of stabbing his 61-year-old mother to death and badly injuring her uncle, who has cerebral palsy, AL.com reported, citing police. The suspect is charged with fleeing the scene. Police pursued him, saying he fled his car before officers used a stun gun to suppress him, the report said.
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Fox 10 TV reported that Washam is currently hospitalized and will be charged with murder and attempted murder. Authorities released a picture of the sword, which they say was used to kill the woman.
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The report said the brother was being treated on the spot in Semmes, a town in western Mobile County. The uncle was listed in critical condition. The suspect is expected to recover from his injuries.